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Archive for December, 2014

Let’s Bee Social #53

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the final Let’s Bee Social for 2014! This year has been a blast!  I have so enjoyed meeting new friends and becoming better acquainted with all of you.  I look forward to the New Year and all the exciting possibilities that lay ahead.  2015 is going to be awesome! My personal favourites from […]

Patterns on Sale!

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Any reason to have a pattern sale is a good reason!  Or is it? You may or may not be aware, the EU is bringing new VAT legislation into effect as of January 1st, 2015.  This legislation states that everybody selling digital products (such as pdf quilting patterns) to anybody in the EU must charge […]

WoW-E! Welcome to TGIFF!

Posted on: December 25th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Hello!  My name is Lorna.  And Sew Fresh Quilts is hosting this week’s TGIFF! The final TGIFF for 2014! Whoo-hoo! Today I am sharing my WoW-E! quilt finish. It was a bit windy when I took this quilt out for photographing.  So after my fingers got cold waiting for the breeze to settle, I tried […]

Let’s Bee Social #52

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the 52nd Let’s Bee Social for 2014!I would like to take a moment to reflect back on this wonderful year. There have been a lot of Quilt Finishes made this year….There have also been a lot of Helpful Tutorials made this year… But BEST OF ALL…There have been a lot of GOOD FRIENDS […]

WoW-E! top… {Ces’t Fini!}

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I had my doubts about this design….. But WoW-E!It’s a finished top and I adore it! The blocks were made using Kona Cotton Solids in Melon, Punch, Lemon, Daffodil, Green Tea, Asparagus, Sunny, Mango, Cypress, Ice Frappe, Coal, Black.  Snow for the background and Silver for the sashing.  Coal will be used for the binding, […]

Quick Christmas Pillows

Posted on: December 20th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

My daughter, for some reason, has a thing for squirrels.  I mean how can you resist?  They are just so cute!  If you agree….  then you can’t blame me when I splurged and bought these lovely little pieces on impulse. Remember when I grabbed these during this shopping trip back a few weeks ago? From […]

A Custom Order Baby Boy Quilt

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

As I mentioned last week in this post about the top, I was approached by email to make a custom order baby quilt.  Thanks to Rita of Red Pepper Quilts. And I want to tell you all how great you made me feel.  All those sweet compliments and kind comments really meant a lot to […]

Half Square Triangles: Love Em or Hate Em?

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Those of my friends who are keeping up with the ‘real time’ day to day affairs of Sew Fresh Quilts on Instagram, may have noticed some heavy duty (Half Square Triangle) HST action happening last week. In 2013, I shared a tutorial for making HST here.  Back then I would trim before pressing.  Then trim […]

Let’s Bee Social #51

Posted on: December 17th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I can’t believe it has been nearly a full year since the Let’s Bee Social weekly linky party was begun.  Next week will be the 52nd party.  And the 2nd Blogiversary for the Sew Fresh Quilts blog.And how appropriate that the traditional gift for a second anniversary is COTTON! We all love quality cotton quilting […]

Sunday Stash from Sew Sisters

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Even More candidness.  In addition to the last two Sunday Stash reports I made here and here, we have some more new additions.  These are from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. Top to Bottom:   Moxie Toodle Sky in Blue, Evening Blooms Small Flowers in Yellow, Toy Tales Cloud in Blue.  I just could not resist […]